Why talk about the future at all? As a professor I am a student of change. But do forecasts about the future matter to the average practitioner. My answer is a resounding YES! To understand my attitude, it's important to look at the work of the Futurist Committee of the ABA Law Practice Management Section.
Gary A. Munneke, Deja Vu All Over Again, Prof. Law., Winter 2001, at 2, http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/578/.